We use the European standard for white gold which is made with palladium rather than nickel. Nickel white gold is used pretty much everywhere in North America. Nickel white gold is typically plated which rhodium to give it a bright white colour but this wears off over time. And this creates a wear an unnecessary wear item for your jewellery.
Our palladium white gold is nickel-free and not plated. It doesn't need to be. Palladium white gold has warmth in it's colour that belies the harsh whiteness of rhodium plating.
Our AKARA People+Planet gold is made using a blend of recycled* gold which we combine with gold sourced from small-scale, artisanal mining communities. That means that the gold used to make your FTJCo jewellery has both a positive social and environmental impact.
We also offer the same Nickel-Free white gold under the Fairtrade & Fairmined standards (subject to availability).
*Gold from old jewellery, electronics and other consumer-use gold is refined to pure 24K gold and then alloyed to make the 18K gold used to make your jewellery.